View of Genzano

Artist: Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )

Date: 1843

Medium: Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. (15.9 x 28.9 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009

Accession Number: 2009.400.29

Description

Corot painted this sketch at Lake Nemi, southeast of Rome, in June or July 1843. He adapted the view for two paintings, View of Genzano with Rider and Peasant (2009.400.30) and Genzano: Goatherd and Village (Phillips Collection, Washington). Corot is thought to have given both to friends, but he kept this sketch until the end of his life.

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